New York-based fund buys salt dome complex
by MBJ Staff
Published: December 5,2012
SMITH COUNTY — Macquarie Infrastructure Partners II (MIP II), a North American infrastructure fund headquartered in New York, completed the acquisition of Leaf River Energy Center LLC from NGS Energy, LP.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Leaf River is an underground salt cavern facility located in Smith County. The Leaf River complex currently consists of two commercially operational caverns with a third cavern under development, and is permitted for four caverns and 32 billion cubic feet of total working gas capacity.
“We are excited to announce MIP II’s first acquisition in the midstream energy space,” said Christopher Leslie, CEO of MIP II. “The increase in supply from shale gas production and the projected growth in natural gas demand have created a significant need for midstream infrastructure build-out across the U.S. Salt cavern facilities in particular make for attractive investment opportunities given their ability to provide customers with high-performance gas storage as more power plants use natural gas.”
Leaf River is strategically located with access to Southeast and Northeast demand centers via direct interconnections with six interstate pipelines including the Transco, Destin, Tennessee, Midcontinent Express, Gulf South and Southern Natural pipelines. Leaf River is also closely situated to key supply areas such as the Haynesville and Bossier shales.
The MIP II manager is part of the Macquarie Group, which globally has invested in a number of midstream assets, including the Dampier Bunbury Pipeline, Pisto SAS and TanQuid.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Still planning that summer vacation?
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Silver Airways ordered to continue service
- Seafood R’evolution set to make Mississippi ‘the new culinary epicenter of the South’
- Bryant signs controversial abortion ban bill
- Soybean yield more than doubles in less than a decade
- Two Delta groups getting economic development funding
- Pharma Pac lays off rest of workers; could end up owing state
- Plans unveiled for large shooting range on Coast
- Ole Miss launches commitment to be 'climate neutral'
- Yarber could be sworn in today as new Jackson mayor
- Biloxi baseball project still alive but may be held for 2015